These earrings are smooth and elegant and in all ways perfect. If you search what is popularly referred-to as "boulder (or "ribbon") turquoise, it will become apparent that there is a lot of difference in this type of stone. Look at the third pic in this post to see how the look is derived—and why it is so much more expensive. Lots of waste in ferreting-out the little ribbon of turquoise out of the rock. The bookend-match ribbon of turquoise in both of these earrings is very distinct and quite colorful. And, the surrounding agate is shaded in areas. The Drifter hand-picks all of these ribbon earring offerings. In this case, each earring weighs .22-ounces and is one and 1/8th-inches long and 5/8th's-inchs wide. Hallmarked "SH."